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Journeys Through Jackson 1994 Vol.04 No.01-02

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  • Journeys Through Jackson is the official journal of the Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc. The journal began as a monthly publication in July 1991, was published bimonthly from 1994 to 2003, and continues today as a quarterly publication. The journal issues in this digital collection are presented as annual compilations.
  • ^ . J o u r n e y s T h r o u g h J a c k s o n Ihe Official Journal of the Jackson County Qenealogical Society, Inc. Vol TV, Ho. 1-2 Jamiary-JFebruary, 1994 President's Message Well, I am one happy man to be able to put the pen to the paper again. I am just getting over a month of the flu. This is the first time in my life that I have had the flu. I could name all of the bad places in the world that the flu has been named after, mixing them all together, I would still come up short on a name for this one. I hope you have escaped it. Last meeting was another good one with our own Rick Frizzell doing his thing on the court records. His search has taken two years already, and he says that he is just starting. He has recorded court records that go back well over a hundred years. There was no mention of drugs and the record was void of traffic tickets but was loaded with references to making liquor and some keeping houses of ill repute. The oldest profession flourished even in those days. There were many cases of land disputes. It seems that we have always tried to change the lay of our land when a tree dies or a stream changes course. Our deed here at home states that our line meanders with the top of the ridge. We can only hope it don't meander too far in the wrong direction. Thank you, Rick, for a good program. We never need to look too far out for good programs as long as we have faithful members who will share their experiences. X am happy to learn that our Vice- President for the coming year is Brian McMahan. He is the youngest member of our society and has the ambition and the interest in genealogy that will hopefully see us through many years. As we grow older we need this type of leadership. I'm looking forward to working with Brian, and I know he will be a good one because he already has a program for our next meeting. Good job, Brian, we will use you often. It makes me feel real good about the future of JCGS when our young people such as Brian are not only members but will serve in responsible places. Let's face it, we are the old timers now and the youngsters will be writing about us in the near future. A little bit of my young days slipped away last week with tha passing of Lucy Holden. I remember when she and he-* husband Arthur were doing business LJ the forks of the road on Speedwell. Arthur would take goods to the head of the creeks for those who couldn't or didn't want to come out. Moon Pies were five cents and for another five you could get a Nehi grape or strawberry drink to wash it down. I remember it well because X delivered the Moon Pies to them at a cost of about three cents. Each time an oldtimer passes away, some of our memories go with them. Memberships keep coming in at a steady pace and book sales are coming along. The Society voted at our January meeting to pay off the remaining balance due to our publisher. This means when we sell our Heritage books now we are increasing our nest egg. Ask your friends and family if they have, forgotten some distant cousin that needs a book. That would help to bring our inventory down to a level that we may want to hold a few copies for the future. ^ We hope to be able to meet at tx , library until warm weather and arts-' keeping our fingers crossed as we look forward to a place of our own. We have gathered a lot of good materials since we organized and are in need of a place to keep them. Our meetings have been pretty well attended, but we would like to have more. We have so many members who live away that we need our locals to attend. Let's resolve to "Attend more in ninety-four." Good slogan. We welcome you any time you come. Here's hoping the weather warms up and stays that way. To heck with that old ground hog. Ha ain't smart. Archie CALBMI1AR March 10, 7:00 p.m. Regular Society meeting, Jackson County Library. Dr. Curtis Wood of Western Carolina University will present a program on the settlers in this area before the Civil War. April 14, 7:00 p.m. meeting. Regular Soci ety^ Table of Contents Xn Memoriam: Audrey Buchanan Goddard 1 Veterans' Honor Roll 2 Roster, NC Soldiers in- the Revolutionary War 2 Pensioners on the Roll 3 From Your Editor 3 George Cunningham, Soldier of the Revolution 4 Queries and Announcements 5 An Irish Immigrant to the Cherokee Country 6-9 Norman Cemetery 10 Dillard Cemetery 11-12 Smith Family Research 13-15 The Tuckaseigee Democrat 16-18 Ancestor List, Betty Cope Andrews 19-20 Index 21-23 IN MEMORIAM Proverbs 31:10 says: "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies . "' Audrey Goddard was such a woman. Audrey was the daughter of James Ramsey and Annie Long Buchanan. She was descended from four well-known Jackson County families--Long, Brown, Dills, and Buchanan. After Audrey and her husband, Charles G. Goddard, moved their family to Sylva, Audrey completed heir education at Western Carolina University, training to be a school librarian. In 1975 I had the privilege of supervising her student teaching at Fairview Elementary School. It was during this time that I really got to know her and learned to appreciate her. Audrey was one of those rare individuals whose love for people and whose faith in God permeated everything she did. Her commitment to any task she attempted inspired us all. She shared her knowledge and faith with all who knew her. Henry Drummond said: "To love abundantly is to live abundantly and to love forever is to live forever." Audrey Goddard loved abundantly, and she will live forever. We shall continue to cherish our. precious memories of her. Dorris D. Beck (Audrey passed .away on Monday, January 10, 1994. She was a member of Jackson County Genealogical Society.) VETERANS' HONOR ROLL ^y From the Asheville Citizen, February 25, 1918: JACKSON COUNTY BOY HAS BEEN PROMOTED "Fred Lambert Hooper, of Sylva, who enlisted in the hospital corps of the navy last summer, has recently passed the examination for pharmacist's mate, third class. "In a letter to a friend he states that he is well pleased with his new duties and advises his friends to join this branch of the service if in doubt as to which branch to get into. Mr. Hooper is now located at the naval training station at Hampton Roads, Va." In his letter Lambert Hooper goes on to say: "My father went on to make six crossings on a hospital ship between Baltimore and Bordeaux, France. He finished as a pharmacist mate first class." * * * * * * * * (Editor's note: In an earlier issue a request was made for information about Revolutionary War veterans. I have been pleased by the response and look forward to receiving additional information from many of you.) ROSTER, NC SOLDIERS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR From Roster of North Carolina Soldiers In the American Revolution, sent by Betty Cope Andrews. This book listed Name, rank, sums received, description of service, commencement of pension, and age. You will note that these requests for pensions were filed in 1831, before Jackson County was formed.) Haywood County, North Carolina Thomas Davis, Private, $60, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 73 V_^ Abraham Hooper, Private, $240, SC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 69 Daniel Hinson, Private, $180, VA Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 70 John Hood, Private, - , NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 84 Robert Love, Sergeant, $255, VA Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 74 Samuel Monteath, Private, - , NC Militia, 4 Mar 1831, age 79 John Massey, Private, $240, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 76 Louis Smith, Private, $53.65, VA Continental Line, 4Mar 1831, age 71 Andrew Shook, Private, $60, NC Militia, 4 Mar 1831, age 79 Jacob Shook, Private, $60, NC Militia, 4 Mar 1831, age 85 Above found in North Carolina Pension Roll page 86. Macon County, North Carolina Amos Brown, Private, $75, GA Militia, 4Mar, 1831, age 68 Samuel Broadway, Private, $90, VA Continental Line, 4Mar 1831, Age 71 Isham Davis, Private, $120, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 76 William Fortune, Private, $60, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 78 David Fulton, Private, $199.98, NC Continental Line, 4 Mar 1831, age 84 William Garret, Pri. Inf. and Cav., $204.96, NC Continental Line, 4Mar 1831, age 81 Peter Ledford, Sr., Private Cav., $79.56, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 85 William McLeod, Private, $99.99, NC Militia, 4 Mar 1831, age 73 William L. Queen, Private, $120, NC Continental Line, 4Mar 1831, age 85 Samuel Rose, Private, $90, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 79 Aaron Thomas, Private, $69.99, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 74 Samuel Vermillion, Private, $240, MD Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 79 Thomas Williams, Pri. Inf. and Cav., $264.96, NC Militia, 4Mar 1831, age 74 Above found in North Carolina Pension Roll page 97. \^^/ PENSIONERS ON THE ROLL, JANUARY 1, 1883 Also from Betty Cope Andrews comes "List, Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883." This listing shows No. of certificate, name of pensioner, post-office address, cause for which pensioned, monthly rate, and date of original allowance. Haywood County #32,456 Edmonston, Polly A., Forks of Pigeon, widow 1812, $8, June, 1882 #101208 Witt, Rufus M. , Pigeon Valley, loss r. eye, eff. small-pox, $4, December 1869 #104331, Swanger, Rebecca A., Pigeon Valley, widow, $8, December, 1867 #21,196, Arrington, Thos., Waynesville, surv. 1812, $8, November, 1873 Jackson County #196532, Hooper, Sarah A., Cashiers, mother, $8, June, 1882 #194731, Head, Patsey, Red Plains, mother, $8, March, 1882 # 5067, Robinson, Rachel, Webster, widow 1812, $8, April, 1873 Macon County #184224, Moore, John S., Aguone, chr. diarr., $4, February, 1882 #110337, Howard, Jas. C , Aquone, wd. r. ankle, $6, May, 1875 # 5765, Boston, Elizabeth, Aquone, widow, $8, March, 1867 #223415, Rogers, Wm. R., Franklin, paraly. agitans, $6, December, 1882 # 20633, Gibson, Charity, Franklin, widow 1812, $8, March, 1879 # 2614, Hibbard, Julia, Franklin, widow 1812, $8, May, 1872 #122226, Evit, Jemima, Franklin, mother, $8, December 1868 # 11585, Wells, Benson W., Highlands, amp. 1. arm above elbow, $24, Sept. 1874 # 77463, Martin, Chas., Highlands, wd. 1. knee, $2 * * * * * * * * From your Editor: At the Board of Directors' meeting in January, we discussed the possibility of making Journeys Through Jackson a bi-monthly publication rather than every month and decided to do a trial run. Accordingly, this issue covers the months of January and February, and we will do a March-April issue and a May-June issue. Each of these issues will be at least twenty pages of genealogical material, along with an index. We would like to have comments from the membership about this revised format. As part of our discussion, we took note of the fact that copying and postage charges for a combined issue are less than they would be for two separate issues. Also, the time involved in gathering the material, preparing it for publication, and then getting the printed copy into the mail is a factor. Thanks to each one who has so generously contributed material for publication. I encourage you to continue sending articles, records, any items which you think would be of general interest to the members. I appreciate your help and couldn't possibly do such a journal without you. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Ruth Shuler GEORGE CUNNINGHAM, SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION Beau Hudgins writes: "I would like to be the first to submit my 4th great-grandfather's Revolutionary wa'v^ records. George Cunningham is a direct ancestor for many people who claim roots in the Cullowhee area, but he always seems to be overlooked. I have the original pension and service records from the National Archives. "George Cunningham was an early settler of old Buncombe County and he lived in the Swannanoa Valley near Bee Tree Creek. He later moved to Haywood County (Cullowhee Precinct) . He also moved to Bedford County TN for about a year (1832), but was back at Cullowhee by 1834. George's daughter, Magdalene Cunningham, married Wm. Holmes Bryson born 1798. George is buried at Cullowhee Baptist Church Cemetery." Beau sends along the following letter: Rev. and 1812 Wars Section March 31, 1928 E. R. Tatum c/o East Tennessee Natl. Bank Knoxville, Tenn. Sir: I advise you from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, W. 2 071, it appears that George Cunningham was born April 7, 1753 in Rowan County, North Carolina. While residing in York County, South Carolina, he enlisted in the latter part of the year 1779-and served as a private in Captain Robert Thompson's Company, Colonel Hammond's South Carolina Regiment; under Lieutenant John Cunningham (soldier's brother) in Colonel Joseph Home's Regiment; was wagoner under Captain John Cunningham in Colonel Andrew Neel's Regiment; he was in the battles of Hanging Rock, Fishing Creek, Kings Mountain, and Williams Plantation, and served two years. He was allowed pension on his application executed August 13, 1832, while ? resident of Bedford County, Tennessee. \^J Soldier married in the summer of 1797 in Buncombe County, North Carolina, Mary, daughter of Abraham McCarty or McCarter. In 1851 she was seventy-seven years old and living in Macon County, North Carolina. Soldier died August 3, 1837, and his widow died February 1, 1852. The pension due her was allowed the following surviving children- Magdelen, born November 10, 1799, married William H. Bryson; Catherine Moore, born June 4, 1802; and Elizabeth Cunningham. Other children referred to- Sally Cunningham, born August 19, 1808; and sons and daughters, who were living in 1834 in Haywood and Macon Counties, North Carolina, names not given. Respectfully, /s/ Winfield Scott, Commissioner Beau also sent along George Cunningham's pension application, sworn and subscribed in open court 13th of August 1832, signed with an "X" by George and attested to by Jas. McKisick. In Mary (McCarty) Cunningham's declaration for a widow's pension, she names children Magdalen, Kathy, Sally, and Elizabeth. Mary (McCarty) was the daughter of William McCarty, executed her pension application in 1851, age 77, and died 1 February 1852 in Macon County, North Carolina. George Cunningham was a son of Humphrey and Rhoda (Simeral, some accounts say Summerville) Cunningham. He and his wife Mary had a sizable family, one known son, George Cunningham. George Cunninghamn Sr. probably died in Macon County, North Carolina 3 August 1837. His father Humphrey died in Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1806. His mother Rhoda died in Bedford County, Tennessee in 1831. . yy QUERIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Seeking father, mother, and siblings of John Bishop born 1822 SC. Came to NC, married Louisa Berry in 1843. Seeking information on Charity Haseltine Higdon, died 1899 in Jackson County. Her children were Frank, Dennis, Ruth (Woodard), Docia (Bishop). Also seeking information about William Wykle (Wikle), born about 1811, and wife Polly or Mary Beasley, daughter of William (born 1833) and Rhoda Beasley. William and Polly Wykle had son John. 'Write Mrs. Barbara (Dills) Bishop, 1723 Bishop Road, Chehalis WA 98532. The Tuckaseigee Democrat December 6, 1893, had an article entitled "From Happy Valley" signed by "Tar Heel." Part of that article read: "Your scribbler strolle'd into an old burying-place the other day near Beta, which contains evidences of its being one of the first graveyards in this county for white people. The tombs or slabs are of soapstone and bear such dates as 1808 and 1811 and one that I noticed more particularly was marked 'John Gribble, 1805.' This was the grave of a boy and the slab over his grave was so scarred as to lead me to make enquiries. . . . " Does anyone know if this could be Old Field Cemetery and if a boy John Gribble was buried there? Write Betty Cope Andrews, 734 St. Thomas Cove, Niceville FL 32578. Announcement. I am preparing a book on the descendants of Samuel Buchanan. Names included are Buchanans, Cowans, Deitzes, and others of Jackson County. I have 10,123 names in my compute at this time, but there are a lot of descendants I don't have. If you are a descendant of Samuel Buchanan and want to be included, write or call Henry Buchanan, 3020 Whitson Road, Gastonia NC 28054, phone 704-629-6463. Seeking information on John Sam Lay and wife Zonella McPhail Lay. He was agriculture teacher at Seneca SC High School and retired about 1980. What was his connection to Western Carolina University? Write Ruth C. Shuler, 30 S. Country Club Dr., Cullowhee NC 28723. Seeking information on where Mary Frances Blackburn born C 183 7 of Jackson County is buried. She married-John Owen born 1794 on 25 Oct 1872, at 35 "years of age and John was 77 years old. They lived in the Gloucester section of Transylvania Co. She left him c 1874 and went back to her people in Jackson Co. Oral history is she may have had a son by him. She may have gone to the Yellow Mountain area of Macon Co. Need this information to settle dispute of where she is buried. Write Elizabeth Barton, Route 2, Box 294, Brevard NC 28712, or call collect 704-883-9506. Searching for parents of James Marion Buchanan, b 11 Apr 1837 Webster, Macon Co. NC, d 20 Feb 1911, Webster, Jackson Co NC. Married (1) 27 May 1859 Louisa Buchanan of NC; (2) 12 Nov 1871 Elrnira C. Briggs of NC; (3) 2 Nov 1891, Sarah J. (Sally) Reed of GA. In the 1850 census of Macon Co NC there are two James Buchanans born about the same time. One is the son of James Buchanan and Jane Gribble of Greens Creek, Jackson NC; and the other is the son of Joseph Buchanan and Ruth of Macon Co NC. Write Beth Haws, 533 E. Laurel Ave., Glendora CA 91741. We welcome queries to be published in Journeys Through Jackson. Also, has a response to a query helped you in your research? Tell us about it. Address all queries and information to Queries, JCGS, P. O. Box 2108, Cullowhee NC 28723. (The following article was found by Leo Cowan and given to his brother, Lloyd, who submitted it for publication. The material appears to have come from an old ledger, but no author's name or title was listed. The title has been created by your editor, and the text is typed verbatim with some punctuation added £c clarity.) \^y AN IRISH IMMIGRANT TO THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY On the bleak shores of Ireland a little band of men lay hid under the copse waiting for night to come. Came night and a small boat and a pre-arranged signal. The crowd slipped to the shore and in the boat. No word was spoken. Out in the darkness the(y) sped and soon the outlines of a ship loomed. The boat moved along side and up the ladder hanging over the side silently went the dozen men. The boat was swung to the deck and away sailed the ship and so was the destiny of 12 more refugees from the persecution of the enemy of Erin. Weeks passed and another night. Lights soon appeared showing another shore line. Anchor was soon cast and the same boat launched with the 12 men aboard. Silently they reached the shore of America where men were free. Realizing that a seperation was at hand and that to travel alone would give each a better chance of escaping any possible danger of capture, they went every man his own way. One only do we follow--a young lad just grown, red head, ruddy, about 5 ft. 10 heavy set, clear blue eyes which twinkled as he faced the unknown. He breathed a prayer of thankfulness to his Irish Saint and, picking up the bundle of clothes he brought from his home in Erin, he started up the water front of Charleston SC. Stopping at a small tavern for a bite to eat he found it filled with men all talking at once. "They say that thar is mountains of pure gold in them Georgia Hills." The leader, spying the Irishman, addressed him, "Hey Tar, where yo j traveling?" "Well and Faith, if it's gold you're finding I'm going that way." "Good, we leave in an hour." Soon on their way, wagons, horses, and afoot, so traveled 50 sons of adventure and their families to the quest of Gold as has man thro all the ages. Reaching the State of Georgia, they began to enquire of the settlers where the gold was. Some told one thing, some another, but always ahead. They made camp in Habersham Co. and began to prospect. Some days they found a color, other days nothing. Finding that there was nothing to stay for, they spread over the country and began to clear land for homes, taking state grants for the land. Not so with the Son of Erin. He bade farewell to the family he was with and picking up his bundle of worn clothing he started west. Thru the mountains, over Indian trails, sometimes with others, going his way and at last falling in with a band of Indians who treated him kindly, he reached the home of the Cherokee people. A young half-breed about his age became attached to him. He told the Irishman that his father was from Scotland, that his mother was a full-blood squaw. No one asked his name (the Irishman) at any time. He decided that he would stay with the Scotchman for awhile. He soon became friends with the Cherokees and often he would visit with the old Chief, Yonaguska. The old chief had two children, a son and a daughter. The son was named for his father as had been the custom thro the hundreds of years past. The daughter Salie was a beautiful maid 16 years old, and she has learned the English language. The Irish lad soon became her slave and she loved the red head bo^^ whose eyes she said twinkled like the two stars which always travel together. You see them any summer night far in the south. The Cherokees call them the panther's eyes. Spring came and with it the bustle of the primitave farming. The Irishman asked the Chief to allow him to work with the family and it was agreed. All the summer did he work the field round the home of the chief and as he worked he made love to Salie. After the day's work was done they would sit on a large stone near the house and, as they watched the panther's eyes, he would tell her of his home, how that they burned the earth instead of wood and she would ask him if this earth fire always burning was the cause of his head of fire as she called his red hair. She said as he talked she could see the flames leap and glisten as she loveingly run her fingers thro his golden locks. . It was agreed they should marry when the crops were all in. No word was spoken to the chief until one day late in October, the old man took sick. The Irishman, realizing that the trouble was serious and he was needed there all the time, went to the chief. Laying his hand upon the fevered brow he called him Father. He said, "Faith, and ye are ill and you need someone to do your work while you lie here. Your son is gone to Carolina with the young Saunooke who was here. Let me come and be your son. I love Salie and she loves me; we will marry." The old chief, raising upon his elbow, said, "Come nearer. You have lived here a year. I like your way but I do not know who you are. At no time have you told your name. It was well since every man knows his own business. Now you ask for my child to be your wife. What is your name?" Dropping his eyes for a moment, he answered, "John Smith, it's as good as any." Calling Salie to his side, the chief gave her to the young man. They were married at a little log church near there by a Moravian preacher. That winter was a hard winter. The old chief sickened and died in December and was buried in the little graveyard near the Moravian Church where Smith and Salie were married. The State of Georgia had begun to persecute the Cherokees until they were fleeing to Tenn. and N.C. The Scotch family had long moved to Valley River in N.C. Smith decided he would go to Carolina. He was able to change all their property to a kind neighbor for a team and wagon and, loading the few household belongings, they traveled for two weeks thro the North Ga. mountains and into Tenn. Here they found lots of Indian families living on Ocoa River and back in the Frog Mountains. Spending a summer here with old Jim Cat, Smith one day started alone for North Carolina. He went thro Ducktown where the Indians said the Devil lived. All vegetation gone, killed by the fumes from the ore banks of the copper mines. On into Carolina and after a two days travel he reached Ft. Butler (now Murphy) . Here he found the Scotch man and many others gathered. The Scotchman, spieing him, asked how he came to be there. The Irish replied he was hunting a home. "Well, you are just in time. The State of North Carolina is granting citizenship to all the Indians who will remain. Come on and sign up." They soon had John Smith and wife Salie enrolled and then Smith went home with the Scotchman, who he found was named Joseph Hawkins. Here, after supper was over, they talked of the many happenings, the western drive, and incedently, Hawkins told of a time when his brother-in-law, taking him for a deer in the woods, shot a hole clean thro his right side. One of the youngsters, listening with eyes distended and mouth gaped, said: "Dad, did you live?" Looking at the child for a moment, he solemnly replyed, "Well, I'm here, ain't I?" See Life of David Crockett for verification. Hawkins was David Crockett's uncle. Long in the night they sat and it was planned that the next day they should go to the Land Office and each take grants for 1000 acres each on the Hiwassee River. See Cherokee Co. records of same. Smith left the next day with young Hawkins Jr. and they reached the home of Old Cat the second day. The next morning loading his belongings he started for Ft. Butler. Three days later, worn but ready for the new venture, they landed at Hawkins' home (now Vengeance Creek). Leaving Salie with Mrs. Hawkins, he i-company with the two Hawkins and a man John Timpson, they went to their new homess ) Soon they had two rough log houses built and then they went for the families. Soon after they got settled a son was born to Smith; he named him Samuel. They cleared and prospered and after a two years another son came. He was named William. Then later a daughter Ester, another Sarah, and then the last, a son Henry, or as he was soon named, Harry. The country soon was settled. Timpson settled near Smith and later married Sarah, the youngest daughter. She died, however, without issue. Across the mountain on the turnpike to Tillert (?) Plains lived an old Scotchman McLeymore, who had one son William. He married Ester, or Easter, as he pronounced it. Samuel, the older son, moved to Alabama. William moved to middle Georgia. This left Henry to care for the old folks. After the day's work was done John would sit and tell Henry of the old Irish home, how that he was driven out because of his part in the Irish Revolution; but he would never tell his name. He told of his home, gave its location, but never his name. Henry grew up with the children of Hawkins Jr. (The old man died the year after they moved.) and he married his oldest daughter, Charlotte. Living in the old home until his first child was born he asked his father to give him a home off the old place. By this time the states had redistributed the lands, and Henry took grants in his and his wife's name'to thousands of acres. When his first child was a year old he moved to Long Ridge, extreme western part of Cherokee Co., built a large log home (house still standing), and here there was born nine other children, [thus making the family consist of] eight boys and two girls: Ross B., the oldest; Martha; Jarrett; Elizabeth; John Quincy; Lewis; George; Joseph; and Mark Henry. Ross B. Smith married a daughter of Arch Sneed, no children. Nimrod Jarrett married a daughter of Richard Roberts, ten children: Cordelia, Josephine, Richard, Loyd, Charlotte, Mary, Lillie, Sibbold, Ethel, and Rosa Lee. Elizabeth married Jackson Blythe, son of James Blythe. Jackson Blythe, a widord [widower?], had two sons, James and David. One more son was born to the last union, William Henry. John Quincy married a daughter of Arch Murphy and went to Indian Territory in 1841. There were 13 children born to this family; the history of them, like Samuel and William of John Smith's family, has been lost. Lewis married a daughter of Tahquette, Nancy. To them was one son born who died at the age of 18. George married a full-blood girl, Kary(?), daughter of old Araka. To this union was born two girls and one boy, Jane, John Quincy, and Texas. Later George went back to his old home and lived with Jane Lenneman(?) and a girl and boy was born to this union, Lottie and Lewis. Returning to his first home Swain Co. he fell dead while plowing. Joseph, an invalid all his life, never married. Mark Timothy married the daughter of David Murphy, Elvina. To this union was born seven children, David, Media, Duffy, Ellwood, Oliver, and Charity. A son between the second and third died when ten years of age, name forgotten by writer. Should have written in Martha after Ross B. Martha married a skapegrace who lived two month with her. A son was born, Charley. she later married a fullblood, Lary (?) Bigmeat, no children. Henry first married to a full blood woman with six children, Jackson, Jacob, Mary, Roxie, Thomas, and Gertrude. Nimrod Jarrett Smith married Mary Emeline Roberts, 1859, Union Co. Tenn. The year after his marriage he built a log house on his father's farm, at this time still standing. To this union were born ten children: Cordelia, Josephine, Richard, Lottie, Loyd, Mary, Lillie, Sibbold, Ethel, and Rosa. When the War between the States broke out, he enlisted in the Thomas Legion and was s*oon recognized as one who could influence the other Indian soldiers. He was made -1st Leut. non-comm. and appointed as interpreter for Col. Wm. H. Thomas. After peace was declared the Indians were as sheep without a shepard and, after considerable consultation, it was decided that it would be necessary to elect a chief to represent the tribe in obtaining recognition from the Federal Govt. The mixed blood Indians of Cherokee Co. NC and a few individuals from the surrounding country met at Echota or Cheoah, Graham Co. now, and elected Lloyd R. Welch as chief and N. J. Smith as Asst. Welch was elected the second term, but he was attacked by the then-dred tuberculosis and in his second year of service, second term, he died, leaving Smith to serve the remaining two and a half years. The capitol of the tribe was by this time moved from Graham Co. to Swain Co. where the main body of the more fullblood Indians lived. Smith' had moved to Swain Co. in 1875 and at the expiration of the Loyd Welch term was elected in his own stead, 1879. By act of the Council of the tribe a village was created. Yellow Hill, E-la-wa-di. The chief was authorized to sell town lots. He bought six and on the central lot he built a large double log house 56 x 28. Just out from his home he had erected a large council House 50 x 40. He was elected the second and the third term, ending 1891. He soon after was stricken by another fatal desizse [disease], Bright's, and on the 3rd of August 1893, he died. NORMAN CEMETERY (This cemetery is located off the Blanton Branch Road in the Ochre Hill community of Jackson County. Thi~ census was taken on February 7, 1993, by Harry Bumgarner. There are seven unmarked graves.) , J Sara Wilson Norman 2/28/1865 - 7/18/1950 Rev. M. A. Norman 5/16/1854* - 2/24/1935 Louisa Hinshaw Norman 2/16/1816** - 9/1/1893 George Norman 1/6/1820 - 3/15/1863*** James Thomas Shuler 7/18/1864 - 11/5/1941 John H(enry). Shuler 10/22/1850 - 8/18/1886 Burnett, son of J.C. and L.B. Cope 2/17/1916 - 8/1/1927 David Cope 1912 (infant) Mellie A. Cope 1905 (infant) Milas A. Cope 1905 (infant) Neoma, d/o M. A. & S. M. Norman 1/3/1891 - 5/23/1894 Lula B. Cope 1883 - 1954 (w/o John C.) John C. Cope 1885 - A r b e a l e Cansas (Buchanan) Shuler 10/5/1864 - 10/15/1946 B(enjamin). T. Norman 7 / 1 / 1 8 5 1 * * * * 10/29/1906 Infant of Mr./Mrs. George Norman 7/1/1905 George Manson Norman 7/27/1885 - 1/31/1960 Lovada Johnson Norman 1/29/1883 - 9/15/1961 Willard Norman 1913 - 1927 Waldrof Norman 1911 - 1913 Hester Blanton Norman 1886 - 1960 J. Edd Norman 1888 - 1949 Cecil L. Norman 1929-1977 Laura C. Norman 1968 (infant) Pvt. William A. Norman 1924 - 1944 Co. E, 47th Inf. Hannah Crawford, w/o William Norman 1897 - 1944 William A. Norman 5/22/1895 - 5/20/1965 Gerson D. Norman 12/27/1917 - 3/20/1957 Wilson Queen 6/17/1883 - 8/15/1923 Eulalah Sutton 7/15/1925 - 12/7/1935 Jerdie, w/o W. E. Queen 3/22/1905 - 8/5/1924 Berniece Madge Queen 10/31/1929 - 7/11/1930 Nellie J. (Blanton) Cope 9/6/1903 - 10/27/1963 Lucius L. Cope 5/18/1897 - 10/7/1937 Billy H. Cope 10/27/1929 - ************************ Larry Crawford was able to supply the names fo the unmarked graves an\_^ some corrected dates which have resulted from additional research: James Wilson, s/o Manson and Brunetta C. Wilson Rebecca Norman, d/o George & Louisa Norman James C. Norman, s/o Rebecca Norman Loran Norman, alias "Boss Henry", s/o Rebecca Norman Henry Parker Maybelle Wood, w/o Jonah Lucinda Parris Norman 4/14/1846 - 4/15/1916 Rev. David A. Norman 5/11/1893 - 6/8/1976 Edna Wood, d/o Jonah and Maybelle F(elix). C. Norman 3/8/1876 - 12/4/1912 Mary Etta Crawford Norman 3/22/1895 - 6/8/1982 •should be 5/16/1858 , **should be 2/26/1817^-^ ***should be 1865 or 66 ****should be 1849 10 DILLARD CEMETERY (This cemetery is located in the Dillardtown community near the East Sylva Baptist Church. It is primarily a family cemetery for members of the Dillard family. This cemetery census was done by Harry Bumgarner on March 2, 1993.) Frances L. Beck 6/18/1924 - 10/30/1979 Randel E. Beck s/o Gene, Frances Beck 3/21/1943 - 4/14/1944 Clyde, son of Ralph & Eva Dillard 1/1/1931 - 1/24/1931 Charles N. Dillard 10/5/1907 - 12/5/1946 Llewellyn, d/o T.F. & Ellen Dillard 2/15/1926-2/28/1926 John Morgan Dillard 6/11/1909 - 8/13/1955 Infant of C.E. and E.L. Guffey 3/4/1933 Eva. L. Dillard c/o C. E. Guffey 6/7/1903 - 7/30/1936 Charles E. Guffey 12/25/1895 - 11/5/1962 James Lee Dillard US Navy, World War II 11/6/1911 - 8/22/1987 Sara Bell Dillard 5/24/1879 - 1/8/1972 Hannabal Eugene Dillard 2/11/1878 - 10/21/1947 William Zebulon Dillard 11/1/1910 - 1/12/1929 Martha Jane w/o W.H.T. Dillard 4/25/1851 - 1/4/1940 Wm.H.Thos. Dillard 9/20/1829 - 12/29-1908 Ralph Dillard 7/6/1901 - 1/29/1965 Eva B. Dillard 1/27/1906 - 1/10/1932 Infant of Ralph & Eva Dillard 1/7/1932 Jerry Thomas Dillard 2/13/1935 - 4/6/1953 Lyndon Parker Dillard 6/28/1899 - 9/22/1970 Kathleen Kitchin Dillard 4/9/1910 - 8/6/1941 R. H. Dillard 1/10/1897 - 12/20/1924 S. L. Dillard 9/15/1894 - 9/4/1937 W. Edward Dillard 4/20/1891 - 7/25/1922 David Z. Dillard 1853 - 1908 Tobitha I. Dillard 1863 - 1948 Moultry A. Dillard 6/28/1897 - 3/14/1968 Brittie Sherrill w/o M. A. Dillard 4/15/1898 - 4/25/1934 Infant son of M.A. & B.A. Dillard 6/28/1918 Infant daughter of John M. & F. I. Dillard 9/23/1892 John M. Dillard 11/9/1861 - 6/11/1915 Dora Dillard 12/16/1870 - 12/11/1942 Ben A. Dillard 9/22/1893 - 4/3/1925 Ruby Moss Dillard 5/31/1911 - 2/3/1984 Infant son of Morgan and Ruby Dillard 11/27/1930 Infant son of Morgan and Ruby Dillard 9/26/1935 Love D. Dillard 7/3/1904 - 4/11/1989 Mary C. Dillard 12/31/1909 - 1/10/1989 Betty Lou Dillard 2/18/1933 - 9/29/1934 Dixie May-Dillard 6/26/1928 - 6/27/1933 Evan Brent, s/o Zelda & Mack Dillard 2/26/1949 - 4/5/1949 William Z., s/o H.E. & S.B. Dillard 3/1/1910 - 1/11/1929 Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Dillard 9/7/1893 - 5/16/1953 Nora Pressley Dillard 1/14/1901 - 6/18/1988 Ella Maye Dillard 12/21/1922 - 8/24/1923 Infant son of Nora & Frank Dillard 7/8/1920 11 James R. Dillard 7/19/1865 - 7/30/1938 Mary Rigdon Dillard 8/1/1869 - 3/31/1946 Mattie Dillard 4/24/1911 - 2/18/1912 Hattie Dillard 4/24/1911 - 7/1/1911 T. F. Dillard 9/22/1890 - 4/8/1971 Ora Mae Dillard 8/17/1934 - 10/7/1958 Jane Shuler Hatcher 4/11/1849 - 2/25/1954 Elias Franklin 7/19/1823 - 1/3/1849 ^y Infant daughter of J. R. & Mary Dillard 2/22/19104 Elias R. Franklin World War I 1/18/1897 - 2/3/1965 Virginia Franklin 9/28/1874 - 11/17/1930 E. David Franklin 11/4/1869 - 8/28/1933 Darcas M. Franklin 3/3/1843 - 11/9/1919 W. R. Franklin 12/10/1845 - 9/10/1921 John James 8/29/1856 - 2/11/1930 Ida Dell James 2/14/1880 - 5/9/1963 T. Bryson Dillard 9/14/1892 - 7/11/1948 Bessie D. Ray Dillard 11/16/1894 - 9/7/1964 W. G. Dillard 6/7/1910 - 10/13/1940 Infant son of M/M W. G. Dillard 12/24/1937 Mary Ann Shuler Franklin 5/21/1822 - 2/14/1849 Martha Matilda Franklin 9/3/1847 - 7/20/1863 Willa Mae Dillard Poling 1928 - 1985 William B. Dillard 5/7/1897 - 12/3/1953 Maebelle Riddley Dillard 9/18/1897 - 12/18/1947 2 unmarked graves Editor's note: Shuler researchers may note that Mary Ann Shuler Franklin, listed with her husband Elias, and both of whom died in 1849, is the daughter of Jacob and Mary Hughes Shuler and is a sister to Emanuel Shuler. Martha Matilda is their daughter, and W. R. Franklin (William Riley) is their son. W. R. served in the Civil War with his first cousin, Jacob Marion Shuler, son of Emanuel and Eliza Shuler. KJ Ellen Hatcher w/o Ferman Dillard 3/10/1894 - 6/25/1943 v J 12 SMITH FAMILY RESEARCH (The following article was written by Jo Ann Smith and tells how she researched her family line to the German immigrant Ludwig Schmitt. Jo Ann may be reached at P. 0. Box 3 0023, Raleigh NC 27601.) "FOR THE COUSINS" In 1953 our cousin Linden Coward wrote a book entitled, Nathan Coward - Jane Rogers Family and Related Families. A Family History. This little book has had a profound effect upon my life. It captured my interest in the history of our family. From the moment I read this book, I began a lifetime of research, which has led me to archives, libraries, courthouses, and cemeteries. I became a family historian. My hobby has been genealogy. You and I share a number of the same ancestors with Linden Coward, one being the German immigrant Ludwig Schmitt (Lewis Smith). Linden's book begins with The Smith Family. He recorded that three Smith brothers named Lewis, Mike, and George came from Germany to America. Early on I learned in genealogical courses that many times when a family story began with "three brothers" it might be hearsay and should be checked out thoroughly before accepting it. Since Linden had listed the Smith brothers' names, I began checking lists of immigrants in an effort to locate these three brothers. I found four Ludwigs who might be the Ludwig (Lewis) for whom I searched, but I had no way of knowing if he was one of these. I knew nothing about German spelling which compounded my problem. Furthermore, I did not know their full names. After further study and deduction and only after learning that Ludwig's full name was Johann Ludwig Schmitt did I become reasonably convinced that three men abroad the Ship Rawley who arrived at the Port of Philadelphia in 1752 might be the ones to whom Linden referred. None of them could write since they signed their names with Xs. When Germans arrived at Pennsylvania, they were required to take an oath of allegiance to the British crown. On 23 October 1952 the passengers who had arrived on the Ship Rawley took the required qualifications of the government of Pennsylvania and signed their names. Among those 135 immigrants these names are listed: Hans George (XX) Shmit, Hans Mickel (XX) Shmit, Johanes (X) Shmit. While I have no real proof that these immigrants are in fact brothers, there is a possibility they may be those to whom Linden referred. Linden's mother, Lena Allen Coward, as a child had lived in the household with her grandfather Jacob Smith, who was the grandson of Johann Ludwig Schmitt, our immigrant ancestor. Linden's mother lived to be almost 100 years old. Over the years, she had shared with Linden stories about the family as they had been told to her. Without this knowledge passed down to us from Jacob Smith to Lena Allen Coward to Linden Coward, we very likely would be at a loss to find our Smith ancestors, because there is a great deal of difficulty in researching the name Smith. This cannot be emphasized enough. For more than thirty years, the writer has gathered facts to prove the proper lineage from one generation to another in a factual manner. Every effort is being made to report the facts accurately, and the writer hopes the information will benefit you in some way. 13 Search made for immigrants named George/Michael/Ludwig Schmitt in Strassburger, Pennsylvania German Pioneers Date 1727 1728 1732 1732 1738 1749 1749 1750 1750 1751 1752 1752 1752 1753 1753 1754 1754 1764 Sep Jun Sep Sep •1 Sep Oct Aug Sep N ? Sep Oct II M Nov Sep Sep Sep Oct Sep 30 15 11 25 19 07 15 12 21 26 23 08 15 19 14 16 26 1764 Nov 05 1764 Nov 05 Name Smith, Hanse Michell Schmitt, Georg Smit, Hans Jerig (X) Schmidt, Johann George Schmidt, Georg Michael Schmidt, Hans Gerg (21) Smith, George (O) Shmit, Gorge ( ) Schmidt, Ludwig von der Shmith, Ludwig (XXX) Schmidt, Jeorg Henrich Shmit, Ludewig (X) Shmit, Hans George (XX) Shmit, Hans Mickel (XX) Shmit, Johanes (X) Schmidt, Georg Michael Schmidt, Hans Michall Smith, Lodwick, 22 Shmit, Ludewig (X) Shmit (O) George Smith, Hans Michael (H) Schmitt, Georg Michel Schmitt, Georg Heinrich Schmitt, Georg Wilhelm Schmidt, Johann Jacob Schmit, Hans Gorg Schmidt, Jno Dieterich Schmidt, Philipp Schmit, Georg Ship Page (21) (25) (X) Molley Mortonhouse PA Merchant Loyall Judith n II Winter Galley Patience Leslie Royal Union Priscilla Two Brothers Richard & Mary Rawley it H Snow Louisa H Patience Leathley Barclay Peggy Brittania it H H Jeneffer ii ii Prince 66 88 200 536' 636- 12 20 - 70 - 92 II -204 409 420 432 444 465 488 499 499 499 506 507 527 -538 599 -640 692 693 693 693 700 700 700 701 ^y u ...Our forbear, Ludwig Schmitt, was a German immigrant from the Province of Hanover. He was young and single when he came to Pennsylvania. After settling in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he became a shoemaker and lived in Hempfield Township. In downtown Lancaster is an interesting old Lutheran Church which we visited. This church is very much like it was when our forbears attended it approximately 23 0 years ago. A door has been moved, but the church is very much the same. Fortunately, the records of this church--the Trinity Lutheran Church--have been preserved, translated from German to English, and published. From these records, I've found much about our Smith family. Also there are county records from which I have gleaned information. There are many more records which still need to be checked. Here are a few items, in chronological order, which tell their own story. 1741 Oct 17 1741 Oct 28 1760 Apr 22 TRINITY CHURCH RECORDS, LANCASTER PA Birth of Anna Gertraut Erfurtin, daughter of Antonius Erfurt (Anthony Erfort) and his wife Baptism of Anna Gertraut Erfurtin at Trinity Lutheran Chruch ^J Ludwig Schmitt, shoemaker, single from Dieterroth near Gottingen, married Gertraud Erfurtin 14 1761 May 27 Birth of Johann Heinrich Schmitt, first child of Ludwig Heinrich Schmitt 1761 Jul 3 Baptist of Johann Heinrich Schmitt at Trinity Lutheran Church 1763 Mar 4 Birth of Johann Ludwig Schmitt (our forbear), second child of Johann Ludwig Schmitt and Anna Gertraud Schmitt 1763 Apr 1 Baptism of Johann Ludwig Schmitt at Trinity Lutheran Church 1764 Dec 8 Birth of Johann Anton Schmidt, son of Ludwig and Anna Gertraud Schmidt 1765 Mar 10 Baptist of Johann Anton Schmidt at Trinity Lutheran Church 1769 Jan 23 Birth of Jacob Schmidt, son of Ludwig and Gertraud Schmidt 1769 May 4 Baptism of Jacob Schmidt at Trinity Lutheran Church LANCASTER CO. COURT RECORDS 1783 Jan 28 On this day Anthony Erfort wrote his will and referred to "my deceased daughter Gertraut Smith" 1788 Sep 27 Will of Anthony Erfort proved in court We also visited the Christ Lutheran Church in York which the Weigel (Wikle) family attended. This is not the original church, and the graves were moved when the newer church was built. This was disappointing. Still, we found a grave stone for Martin Weigel near the entrance of the church. I believe he was the grandfather of Mary Wikle who married the Lewis Smith who was born March 4, 1763. Martin's son Peter Weigle (Wikle) and his family moved from York, Pennsylvania, to Rockingham County, Virginia. Our pioneer ancestor Ludwig Schmitt and his four boys--Henry, Lewis, Anthony, and Jacob--moved to Augusta County VA (I am not sure if this was before or after Gertraut died) . The second son Lewis served in the Revolutionary War. (Very likely the first son Henry did also.) After the Revolutionary War and after a treaty was signed with the Cherokee Indians,^ a caravan of pioneer settlers left Virginia and moved into Rutherford County, North Carolina. Among these were Peter Weigle (Wikle) and his family, as well as the young single Lewis Smith, who had served in the War. On October 25, 1791, this former Revolutionary soldier, Lewis Smith, obtained a Rutherford County marriage bond to marry Mary Wikle, the daughter of Peter Weigle (Wikle) . This marriage bond is on file in the North Carolina State Archives, Call No. 698. In 1792 he obtained a land grant on Richland Creek. In the early 1900's a dam was placed across Richland Creek to form Lake Junaluska, in Haywood County, North Carolina. 15 ITEMS OF GENEALOGICAL INTEREST FROM THE TUCKASEIGEE DEMOCRAT January 1, 1894, through May 30, 1895 ^y (This newspaper was published in Sylva on Wednesdays. These abstracts are taken from the microfilm copies in Hunter Library, Western Carolina Onivers.ty.) January 3: Married January 2 at the home of the bride's parents, Capt. and Mrs. F. H. Leatherwood, by Rev. R. H. Parker, presiding elder of this district, Miss Belle Leatherwood to Mr. Marcellus Buchanan....The bridal party included Miss Annie Leatherwood and Mr. Don Cowan, Miss Gertrude Buchanan and Mr. J. B. Sherrill, and Miss Ellen Cowan and Mr. C. M. Wells. January 10: January 2, Wolf Mountain. James Hoxit met with an untimely death by the falling of a tree... was a man of good character, a member of the Baptist church...leaves a wife and eight children. January 17: Neil Buchanan is beaming-- it's a girl! January 31: Rev. Dr. C. D. Smith closed a long and useful life at his home near Franklin Tuesday (January 30) after a long illness. Mr. John Parris, brother of Mrs. Logan Bumgarner and Mrs. Thad Welch of Waynesville, met with a sudden death Tuesday morning by falling as he was walking along in Graham County, the fall breaking his neck and killing him instantly. At the residence of John H. Mathis, on the 2nd of this month, Elizabeth Mathis left this life. She was about 73 years old and had been a member of the Baptist church about 40 years. February 14: We sincerely regret to hear of the death of Mr. W. M. Hooper which occurred in the last few days at his home near White Pine Tenn. The Sylva Baptis- . Church has extended a call to Rev. G. N. Cowan to become their pastor. *—^ February 21: Dr. J. M. Candler of Dillsboro lost a little girl, Nellie, Tuesday morning after a few days illness. William Berry, known to some as William Ash, was recently taken to Morganton and lived only a few days after reaching there. The remains were brought back here Saturday for burial. A formal obituary: Mrs. Matilda Bumgarner (nee Fisher) was born in Lincoln County March 29, 1824...married A. M. .Bumgarner in 1850 and joined the Methodist Episcopal church...member until January 22, 1894, at which time God took her...home near Hayesville. Leaves husband, one son and one daughter here, three sons in Idaho. Obituary written by A. W. Jacobs. March 7: Death of Maj. W. H. Bryson, who was probably at the time of his death the oldest citizen in the county, having been 95 years old the 8th day of last October, died last Friday evening (March 2) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. M. Bennett, on Cullowhee. Drowned: Joe Johnson, an employee of the Blue Ridge Lumber Company, wasd drowned in Trout Creek last Friday. The remains were returned to his home in Maine. March 14: Mrs. Pressley, the only surviving daughter of our townsman, Mr. R. A. Painter, died at her home on Cullowhee during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rigdon rejoiceth at the birth of their firstborn, a bouncing boy of 11-1/4 pounds, which occurred last Saturday night. April 18: Married, at the home of the bride's father, Tuesday, April 10 at two o'clock, Miss Octie Holden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Holden, to Mr. William A. Stillwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Stillwell, Rev. G. N. Cowan officiating. Wedding party included Misses Laura Stillwell, Mary Stillwell, Villa Holden, Sallie Wilson, ar ) Messrs. G. N. Cowan, H. C. Cowan, Taylor Holden, and Frank Holden... April 25: Old man Nicholson, charged jointly with one son for the murder of another 16 son, who has been confined in the jail at Buncombe and was brought to Waynesville Monday in quite a feeble condition, died Tuesday evening. The death was sudden which gave rise to a suspicion of suicide. May 30: Mr. William Monteith, an old citizen of Jackson, died this morning at his home on Scotts Creek. June 13: John Dills, whose home was near Hall's Station, was killed Saturday by the east bound passenger train at Addie. June 20: Married this morning, in the church at Dillsboro, Miss Bettie Knight and Mr. J. Frank Enloe, ceremony performed by Rev. Mr. Shelton of the Methodist Church. For the past several weeks, letters were written by Mr. W. D. wike from Brownwood, Texas; the one today was from Camp San Saba, 6 0 miles southwest of Brownwood at the ranch of A. N. Bryson, a native of Jackson. June 27: An order "for the Democrat was received from Mr. S. L. Dillard in Idaho. July 4: In Memoriam: On May 8, 1894, our beloved sister Amanda Moody departed this life....four children...written by Rebecca M. Jones. August 8: Married July 30, Miss Pauline Morris to Mr. John R. Green, Mayor A. M. Parker officiating, at the residence of Mr. J. L. Potts. We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Weston Rogers, which occurred at his home near East LaPorte last week. September 26: Married at Topton, Cherokee Co., on September 25, 1894, by Esq. T. W. Tatham, Mr. A. C. Painter of Jackson Co. and Miss Lula Waters of Cherokee Co. We regret to learn of the affliction brought upon the family of our friend, Mr. W. T. Crisp, of Savannah, in the death by pneumonia of a bright and interesting boy of four years of age. A letter from D. E. Bryson, Campbell, Indian Territory, about the village of Webber Falls, in Indian Territory. A notice was given the preceding four weeks of a divorce between John V. Shelton and Alice V. Shelton to be heard during the September term of court. October 10: Awful wreck. A fearful wreck on the Asheville and Spartanburg Railroad yesterday morning. Sandford York, fireman, and Lenoir Allen, brakeman, were killed. Conductor Will Patton had a leg crushed so that it had to be amputated. Engineer Brown is missing and supposed to be dead. A tramp also was killed. October 17: (Ed. note: A report of the above wreck is found on the front page of the Democrat. an unusual happening. Newspapers in those days received full pages of pre­set articles, and the front page was devoted to national news. This report gives some additional details.) The wreck happened near Saluda, and twelve box cars derailed, piling upon each other. The article refers to S. T. York; Neal Ewing, of Asheville, a stonecutter (the tramp?); Engineer Ira Broom; D. L. Allen; Will Patton; and states that John Miller was injured slightly. October 24: Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Smith on Friday, October 23, a son. (Ed. note: There must be an error in the date, as this paper was published on the 24th.) December 6: (At this time the paper began being published on Thursdays.) Miss Alice Reed and Mr. Pierce Allen were married at Scotts Creek Church Sunday, November 25, Rev. A. H. Sims officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jarratt Fisher, who have been in California and other sections of the far west for several years, returned to North Carolina last week. Married at the residence of Mr. C. W. McDade, near Big Spring, Wednesday, December 5, by Rev. T. B. McCurdy, Miss Corrie McDade to Mr. Joel L. Sawyer. 17 December 13: Mrs. Wm. Cope died of pneumonia at her home near here Saturday. Mr Daniel Clayton of Addie lost a little child about a year old Monday. Born on Monday^ December 10, to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Divelbiss of Biltmore, N. C. , a son. Sylva's population keeps increasing, the latest arrival being Marcellus Buchanan, Jr., who came Monday evening. January 3, 1895: Mr. R. M. Shelton, son of Mr. S. P. C. Shelton, an old citizen of Jackson now living in Texas, returned to spend the holidays in the county. Capt. Sam Davis, now of Biltmore, married on November 22 to Miss Lillian Dermid of Asheville, by Rev. T. F. Marr. Died, Mrs. M. B. Hooper, wife of Lee Hooper, Esq., of Cullowhee, date not given. Married, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. W. E. Cowan of Webster, on Wedcnesday, January 2, 18 95, Miss Mary Ellen Cowan to Mr. Charlie Wells of Franklin, Rev. G. N. Cowan officiating. Mr. W. B. Morris died at his home near here on December 30, nearly 70 years of age. January 10: An interesting report of two strangers having drowned themselves in the river near Dillsboro. January 17: Mrs. R. P. Potts of Dillsboro died Sunday last of pneumonia. In Memorial: Mrs. Daisy Madison Hooper is dead...January 2 at Franklin...interred there the following Friday. Mrs. Hooper was a descendant of President Madison; her father was Dr. Robert L. Madison of Lexington, Va....obituary signed K.K.B. February 14: Miss Lizzie Hiscock of New York and Mr. Chas. E. Stedman of Sylva were married at Bryson City last Sunday morning. February 28: Married at the home of the bride's father on Wednesday, February 27, Mis^j Cassie, second daughter of Mr. Jno. Watson, to Mr. John Phillips, Esq. J. P. Brendle officiating. Married at Dillsboro this morning, by Rev. A. H. Sims, Miss Ida Mooney to Mr. Charlie Allen. March 21: Miss Delia Brinkley and Mr. Robt. 0. Phillips were married last Sunday morning at the residence of Mr. D. L. Bryson, the ceremony being performed by Esq. A. M. Parker. March 28: Col. C. P. Bryson died at his home in Webster last Friday after quite a long illness. Mentions brother Capt. A. W. Bryson. April 11: Mr. Javan Davis came in Tuesday, bringing his bride Miss Ella Robinson of Transylvania County. April 25: Died at the home of his son on the 13th of April, John Stewart, 84, one of the first settlers of Hamburg...in the Yellow Mountain section. May 9: Mr. D. G. Bryson, Jr., and Miss Hattie Frizzell were married Sunday at Dillsboro by Rev. A. H. Sims. Mrs. W. A. Enloe, wife of Capt. W. A. Enloe of Dillsboro, died Monday morning. May 16: Miss Mellie Sherrill, Dillsboro P.M., was married Wednesday morning to Mr. Thos. Mashburn of Franklin. May 30: Died at his home on Sunday, May 19, Thomas Leopard, age 68 years...native of S. C , came about 20 years ago. . .leaves a numerous family. ^y 18 7 NOV 1990 ANCESTOR LIST, BETTY COPE ANDREWS Ancestor List For Betty Ann COPE-286 Generation~Naae{ Birth Year-Death Year}(RIN)[MRIN] .-.. "Andy" COPE(1808-1876}[2113}(683] "Bill" C6PE{ 1843-1923](2168H682] 5~Andrew 4-Silliaa . ":_ „—-„ --, 5--Anme [chaabers) HAN0S{ 18d9-18§4} (2il4) [2094 ] 3--George Hiraa C0PE{1875-1945}(2099)[680] 9--Saiuel B0CHANAN{}[4503H1489] 8-Saiuel BOCHANAM1727-1821} (4500) [3826] 7~John BDCHANAN(1747-1800)(4504)fl490] 6--John Jr. BUCHANAN]1774-1839} 4505) 1491 7-Hary (ALEXANDER) (1750-1823) (10739) 1490] George BUCEANANt1812-1873 2189)[699 6--Rebecca RAMSEY{1780-1850}(4674 1491] D. Luanda "Handy" BDCHANAN{1847-1885 (2l6$) 682] 7~HenrvHONTEiTH[l733-18381(7343)[ i509 ] 6--Saiuel H0HTEITH{1756-1840}(1) 1] 7-Rachel HDNTER{H7344 2509 5~Cynthia Josephine HONTEITH{ 1813-1855 (2190) [699] I 7—HilliaM BLACK{}(4506)[14921 6~Hargaret BLACK!1767-1853} 2)[869] -Williai Barton C0PE{1911-1987}(284 [87 8-Robert J. HCJUNKINf1680-1747}(2150)[689] Samel HCJUHKIN{ 1725-1808}7?141) [688J I 12--Wllllai CALDWELL{}(12361)[4250] ll~J0hn Sr. CALDWELL{}(12359)[4249] 10~John Jr. CALDWELL{1630-i692}78S8l) [2871 ] I 11-Hary SWEmNHAHf}(12360l[4249 9-Joseph Jefferson CALDWELL} 1657} (2153) 10-Hary HOLHES{} (8382H28711 Hargaret CALDWELLll686-1740}(5151)[6891 I 10--Alexander HCGHIEi (8383 [ 2872 ] 9~Jane HOGHIEf }T2154)[690] 10-Jane HILLIKEH } 8384) [2872] el HCJUNKIN(1756-1825}(2132)[687 9-Jonah BOGAN} (2157) {692] •Dan i)[69d] 8--wiiiiai Boauu}(2i55H6$ 9~Gwenevier HADISOHI} (2158) [ 692 ] 7--H. Anne B0GAN{1729-1781}(2142 [688 8-Elenore {M2156H6911 9~GRAHAH{}(8585)[2873] 5--Samel HCJDllKIH{1795-1873H2i23) [6851 8~Alexander CHESHEY{}(2197)[700] 7-Robert CHESHEYf H2159H6W1 -Jane CHESMEYf1763-1841}(2133)[6^71 I 8-Hilliai PrjRDY{}[2161)[6M] 7--Eli?abeth P0RDY(}(2160)[693] 1 9~Thoias PEDEHfJ 2163][695] 8--Hartha PEDEN{}(2162 [694 9--JaneGRIER(}(2i64)[695] -Saiuel Jaies HCJUNKIN(1850-1900H2li5)[684 [ 6-Jaaes HCCLAHAHAH(H2166)[6?61 5Wane HCCLAHAHAHI 1820-1$04jT2l29) [6861 6~Charl0tte *LottY" ELLEDGEI (2167) [696] 3-Rosa Catherine HCJDHKIH{1878-1918}(2100)[680] 4--Hatilda Jane HCPHERSON{1854-1931}(2116) 684] l~Betty Ann COPE{1940}(286)[91] 7-Saiuel HOHTEITH{1756-1840}(1)[1] « « « « SEE PAGE 1 FOR Ancestors » » » » 6~Thoias S. HOHTEITHf 1789-1869}(3T 21 5-Saiyel H. "Sai" HONTEITH{1815-1893 (7 [i] 8-Thoaas GRIBBLE{ 1748-1813} (781) [248] 7-John GRIBBLE{1770-1808}(783)[3695] I 9~Alexander IRHIHf) 787)[249] 8-Sarah IRWIN{1750}(782) 248 9-Agnes {} 788 [24$ 6-Sarah GRIBBLE{1793-1869}(6)[2] 7~Hargaret BLACKU767-1853 ««<<« SEE PAGE 1 FOR Ancestors :>»>»» •Thoias HOHTEITH{1847-1934}(22)[61] 6-Jaies FISHERU794-1869} 753)[234] -Mary FISHER{1815-1884}(17)[3] !(2)[869] :estors >> 19 ANCESTOR LIST, BETTY COPE ANDREWS (continued) >u 7 NOV 1990 Ancestor List For Betty Ann COPE-286 Generation--Nane{Birth Year-Death Year}(RIN)[HRIN] 6-Hary GILLON!1794-1855}(754)[234] 3--John Bird HONTEITH{1886-1976}(217)f86l 8—William OOEEH{1720 (2168)[697] 7--Williaa Lewis Sr. QUEEN 1749-l835}(2170)[698] j 8~Hargaret LEWISM(2l69)[697] Williaa Lewis Jr. QUEEH{1774-1822}{751)[233] U(2176)[698] 5--Jaaes Saith "Jiaay" QUEEN 1819-1893}(721)[221] I 7~ORR{}(2207][701 6--Hargaret Maxwell ORR 1780-186}(752)[233] 7--Harv {}(2208)[701' 4~Maranda Palestine "Pallie" QUEENf 1855-1942} (211) [61] 7-WilliaaSr. HAYNES{}(793)[254] ,6;-Rev. Wjlliaa HAYNESil790-l853 749)[2321 5-Klziah Avaline "Kizzle" HAYHES{ 1819-1897J(72i)[221 ] T 7--John Allen HOODJ1747 (794)[255 6--Elizabeth H0ODU(750j[232 2--Bonnie Janet HONTEITH{1917}(280)[87] 7~General WashinJg tio n WARD{1800-1839}(867)[273] 6~Daniel Henderson.WAto{1820-1900}(859)f272] -Wil 7--Hargaret Elizabeth "Betsy" HINGUS{1800-1854}(868)[273] iaa Decatur WARD{1847-1932}(812)[260] 7--Issac SELLERS{}(1937)[631 •Hargaret Jean "Pegggyy*" SSEL LERS!18 [ 8--Joseph G1BS0NH (10946) [3772] --Jane GIBS0N(}(1938}[631] -William Edward "Bill" WARD 1872-1$03}(648)[204] 829-1910)(860)[272] 6-Phillip BRADLEY{1809)(879) 2771 5-Sarah Jane *Janie" BRADLEY{185i-194l}(813)[260 6-Hargaret HcCassel HCL0VIHG{1812 880 277 3-Hxniie Lee WARD(1892-1985}(277)[861 T 6—Williaa Martin *Billy» HARRIS(1822-1900}(1802)[580] 5--Benjaain HARRIS{1846-1898 (639)[203] I 7-Benjaain HARRIS 1797}(1804)[581] 6--Hary C. ''Polly" HARRIS{1827-1906 (1803)[580] 7-Frances *Fanny" HICHAL{1793 (1805) 581 --Sarah Haseltine "Sallie" HARRIS{1871-1958} 640)[204] 7-Thoaas S. HOHTEITH{ 1789-1869} (3) [2] « « « « SEE PAGE 1 FOR Ancestors » » » » 6-WilliaiB. "Billy" HONTEITH{1816-1894}(8)[4] 7-Sarah GRIBBLE[1793-1869}(6)[2] « « « « SEE PAGE 1 FOR Ancestors » » » » 5-Mary Elizabeth "Polly" H0NTEITH{1846-1925}(31)[203] 7-David Marion PARRIS{1778-1848}(835) 271] 6-Hary "Polly" PARRIS{1819-1895}[28) 4] 7-Hary HARR{1783-1859}(836) 27[ u v J 20 Allan ANDREWS Araks Char11a Lenoir Fiarca Batty C. Ancestor List Betty Cope Kary Arrington Ash Barton Beasley Back Bannatt Barry Bigmeat Bishop Thos. William Elizabeth Kary (see Wykle) Rhoda William Dorris D. Frances L. Randal B. Mrs. H. M. William Charley, s/o Martha Lary Martha Barbara Dills Doc la John Louisa Berry Blackburn Blythe Boston Brandla Brlggs Mary Francads David Elizabeth Jackson jaaes William Henry Elizabeth Esq. J. P. Elrnira C. Brlnklay Delia Broadway Broom Brown Bryson Samuel Engineer Ira Aaos Engineer A. H. Capt. A. W. Col. C. P. D. B. D. 0., Jr. D. L. W. H., Maj. MB. Holmes Buchanan Annie Long Elrnira C. Brigga Gertrude Henry Jamas James Marion INDEX 18 17 17 19 2, 3 8 3 16 5 S s 5 1 11 11 16 16 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 8 3 18 5 18 2 17 1 2 17 17 IS 18 17 18 18 16 4 1 1 5 16 5 5 5 TO VOLUME IV, JANUARY-jamas Ramsey Joseph Louisa Marcallus Marcellus, Jr. Neil Ruth Samuel Sarah J. Reed Buchanans Bumgarner Candler Cat A. M. Harry Logan Matilda Fisher J. M., Dr. Nellie Old Jim Cemetery Clayton Dillard Norman Old Field Daniel Continental Line, Cope County Cowan Cowans Coward Crisp NC VA Billy K. Burnett David John C. Lucius L. Lula B. Mallia A. Milas A. Mrs. Km. Nellie J. Haywood Jackson Macon Don Ellen 0. N., Rev. H. C. Leo Lloyd Mary Ellen W. E. Lena Allan Linden Nathan w. T. Crockett David Cunningham Da via Deitzes Darmid Elizabeth George Humphrey John Magdalene Rhoda (Simaral) Sally Isham Javan Sam Thomas Lillian -FEBRUARY l 5 5 16 IB 16 5 5 5 5 16 10 16 16 16 16 7 11 10 s 18 2 2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 18 10 2, 3 3 2. 3 16 16 16 16 6 6 18 18 5 13 13 13 17 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 18 18 2 5 18 ISSUE Dillard Dills Divelbii Ben A. Benjamin Franklin Bessie D. Ray Batty Lou Brittle Sherrill Charles N. Clyde David Z. Dixie May Dora Ella Maye Ellen Hatcher Eva B. Evan Brent Hannabal Eugene Hattie Jamas Lee Jamas R. Jerry Thomas John M. John Morgan Kathleen Kitchin Llewellyn Love D. Lyndon Parker Maabelle Riddley Martha Jane Kary C. Mary Rigdon Mattie Moultry A. Nora Pressley Ora Mae R. H. Ralph Ruby Moss 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 S. L. 11, 17 Sara Bell T. Bryson T. F. Tobitha I. W. Edward W. G. William B. William Z. William Zebulon Wm. H. Thomas John >s J. E., Mr./Mrs. Drummond Henry Edmonston Enloe Erfort Erfurt Polly A. J. Frank Mrs. W. A. Anthony Antonius Erfurtin Evit Swing Fisher Fortune Anna Gertraut (d) Jemima Heal Wm. Jarratt William Franklin Darcas M. E. David Eliaa Elias R. 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 1 17 18 1 3 17 18 14 14 14 3 17 17 2 12 12 12 12 21 Martha Matilda Mary Ann Shuler Virginia W. R. Frizzell Fulton Garret Gibson Goddard Green Gribble Guffey Hatcher Hawkins Haws Head Henry Hibbard Higdon Hinson Hiscock Holden Hood Hooper Howard Hoxit Hudgins Hattie David William Charity Audrey Charles G. John R. Jane John Charles E. Eva L. Dillard Jane Shuler Charlotte Joseph Beth Patsay "Boss* Julia Charity Hasaltine Dennis Docia Bishop Frank Ruth Woodard Daniel Lizzie Frank John Octia Taylor Villa John Abraham Daisy Madison Frad Lambert Lambert Lee Mrs. M. B. Sarah A. W. X. Jas. C. James Beau Indian Territory IRISH IMMIGRANT Jacobs Jamas Johnson Jonas Kary A. W. Ida Dell John Joe Rebecca 12 12 12 12 18 2 2 3 1 1 17 5 5 11 11 12 8 7 5 3 10 3 S 5 S 5 5 2 18 16 16 16 16 16 2 2 18 2 2 18 18 3 16 3 16 4 8 6 16 12 12 16 17 Knight Lay Kary Bettia John Sam Zonella McPhail Leatherwood Ledford Annie Belle F. H. Peter, Sr. Lenneman Leopard Long Love Madison Marr Martin Jane Thomas Robert Dr. Robert L. President T. F., Rev. Chas. Mashburn Massey Mathis Thos. John Elizabeth John H. McCarter McCarty McCurdy McDade McLeod Abraham Mary Abraham Mary T. B., Rev. C. S. Corrie William McLeymore Militia Miller Ester (Easter) William GA MD NC SC VA John Monteath Samuel Monteith Moody Mooney Moore Morris Murphy William Amanda Ida Catharine John S. Paulina W. B. Arch Charity David Duffy Ellwood Blvina Madia Oliver Nicholson 8 1